Arizona Basketball

Notes and Numbers: Stanford at Arizona Wildcats

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— Arizona has been through two Elite Eights, a Sweet 16 finish and two Pac-12 championships over the 141 games since Kaleb Tarczewski and Gabe York started their Wildcat careers on Nov. 11, 2012, at McKale Center against Charleston Southern. Brandon Ashley and Grant Jerrett were fellow freshmen on that team. Jerrett started and Ashley was the sixth man in that opener. Both left Arizona early. Jerrett surprisingly left after his freshman season and his basketball career is limbo after the Utah Jazz waived him last October. Ashley left after last season and played most of the season in the NBA’s D-League and is now in Germany. … Tarczewski, one victory shy of tying Matt Muehlebach’s school-record 109 wins in games played in a career, did not turn pro prematurely and York did not transfer. They will experience the rewards of a full college athletic experience today during Senior Day. Not only will Ashley and Jerrett be envious but so will all the one-and-done players in the NBA, at least for this day. …

— Tarczewski recorded four points and four rebounds in his collegiate debut, the 82-73 win over Charleston Southern. His 10 points and 12 rebounds against Cal on Thursday gave him 1,149 points and 837 rebounds in his career. He ranks No. 39 in career scoring at Arizona and is tied with Bill Reeves for No. 5 in rebounds. “Zeus”, as he is called by endearing fans, has established himself as one of the best centers to play at Arizona. He and Anthony Cook and Channing Frye are the only Arizona players to be ranked among the top 40 scorers and top 10 rebounders and shot blockers in the program’s history. …

— York made only one shot and finished with two points in his first college game four seasons ago. He played only 87 minutes in 15 games as a freshman, out of the primary rotation behind guards Mark Lyons, Nick Johnson and Jordin Mayes. Rumblings of a potential transfer circulated because of only 12 starts through his first 53 games as a sophomore. His 30 starts this season are five more than he tallied in his first three seasons combined. After York scored 19 second-half points, including the game-winning three-pointer against Cal on Thursday night, Arizona coach Sean Miller said: “I can’t think of a more deserving kid, player, somebody who embodies all of the qualities you want from a student-athlete than Gabe. He’s the guy that as a freshman didn’t play. He was the guy as a sophomore who was a tremendous player off the bench on the No. 1 team. Last year, he grew and didn’t get enough credit for the season that he had. And here he goes, coming off of a week last week (at Colorado and Utah) in which maybe he didn’t play that well, and he worked hard … to see him do it with this type of pressure (against Cal), it’s a memory that I think I’ll never lose.” …

— York has evolved into one of the top four productive three-point shooters in school history, trailing only Salim Stoudamire, Jason Gardner and Damon Stoudamire. He might join those three players and Steve Kerr as the only Arizona players to reach 100 three-pointers in a season. He is at 79 with potentially as many as 10 games remaining in the Pac-12 tournament and NCAA tournament. … York deserves to be on Arizona’s All-Persevere Team, players who stuck it out to the end to make their career memorable when it could have easily gone the other way. …


ARIZONA ALL-PERSEVERE TEAM

Jason Terry — Didn’t become a starter until his senior season, establishing himself as one of college basketball’s top sixth men as a sophomore and junior.
Reggie Geary — Played behind Damon Stoudamire and out of the spotlight for most of his first three seasons before emerging as one of the Wildcats’ leaders as a senior in 1995-96.
Nic Wise — Battled weight problems and a knee injury but stuck it out despite contemplating a transfer or playing professionally overseas instead of completing his senior year in Miller’s first season.
Gabe York — After playing less than 100 minutes in only 15 games as a freshman, viewed as a defensive liability, York’s time at Arizona was viewed as limited but now he is one of the best shooters to ever wear the Wildcat uniform.
Jawann McClellan — Academic problems and the death of his father early in his career almost forced him to transfer closer to his Houston home but McClellan stayed until the end even though his coach, Lute Olson, went on a leave of absence in his senior season of 2006-07.


— Tarczewski, who is shooting 55.2 percent from the field, has some work to do to amass a better percentage than Ryan Anderson (56.4) and Dusan Ristic (55.6). If Tarczewski is able to emerge as Arizona’s best field-goal shooter, he would earn that distinction in each of the four years of his career. The only four-year leaders in shooting percentage in Arizona history were Channing Frye (2001-2005) and Al Fleming (1972-1976). …

— Speaking of Fleming, his potent, hard-to-defend bullish style along with Bob Elliott on the frontcourt helped the 1974-75 team establish a record for opponent disqualifications of 38. After Cal had a couple of foul-outs on Thursday night, the number is now at 33 of opponents who have been disqualified this season because of fouls.

— This is a correction of a previous note I wrote for TucsonNewsNow.com as part of the Nothing but the Notes column: Miller is actually 17-1 vs. Mike Krzyzewski and his coaching tree. He is 2-0 against Krzyzewski, 11-0 against Johnny Dawkins of Stanford, 2-0 against ASU’s Bobby Hurley, 1-1 against Jeff Capel when Capel was at Oklahoma and 1-0 against Tommy Amaker of Harvard (from when the Wildcats beat Harvard in the 2013 NCAA tournament). … The last time Dawkins beat Arizona? On Jan. 4, 2009, in a 76-60 win over the Russ Pennell-coached Wildcats at Maples Pavilion. The Wildcats, who were in the midst of a four-game losing streak against Stanford, missed all eight of their three-point attempts in that game. Current Arizona freshman center Chance Comanche was only 10 years old. …

— Stanford sophomores Michael Humphrey and Dorian Pickens grew up in Phoenix and faced each other several times in high school. They are in the middle of their second trip back to the state as Stanford teammates. They have each played in every game this season. In Thursday’s game at ASU, they combined to score 34 of Stanford’s 64 points. In Stanford’s last six games, the duo has combined to average 29.7 points per game. …

— What did Stanford do to deserve this? Arizona will host the Cardinal on Senior Day for the third consecutive year. The Wildcats won the last two regular-season finales against the Cardinal by a combined 35 points. Arizona is a perfect 6-0 on Senior Day under Miller and have won its final home game of the year in each of its past seven seasons. … The snapshot of last year’s win over Stanford was T.J. McConnell winning the mental edge over Chasson Randle and kissing the midcourt at McKale drawing a wild response at McKale Center and on social media. …

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STANFORD (15-13, 8-9)
AT NO. 18 ARIZONA (23-7, 11-6)

Tip Time: 2:07 p.m. MST
TV: CBS (Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb)
Radio: Arizona IMG Sports Network (Brian Jeffries/Ryan Hansen)

THE SERIES
Overall: Arizona leads 60-29
In Tucson: Arizona leads 33-8
Current Streak: Arizona won 12
Last Meeting: Arizona won 71-57 in Stanford on Jan. 21, 2016
Sean Miller vs. Stanford: 11-0

WHAT IS PRODUCTIVITY RATING?:
PP: Productivity Points (Points, assists, rebounds, steals, blocked shots, FGs made, FTs made added together and then subtracted by missed FGs, missed FTs, personal fouls and turnovers)
MIN: Minutes played overall
PR: Productivity rating per minute played (Productivity points divided by minutes played)

SEASON PRODUCTIVITY RATING

Player Pos G S PP MIN PR
Ryan Anderson PF 29 29 824 855 .964
Dusan Ristic C 30 9 380 512 .742
Kaleb Tarczewski C 22 20 427 590 .724
Allonzo Trier SG 23 17 429 635 .676
Kadeem Allen PG 30 24 396 726 .545
Gabe York SG 30 30 512 1026 .499
Mark Tollefsen SF 30 13 351 705 .498
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 30 6 230 639 .359
Elliott Pitts SG 7 2 7 149 .047
AVG 5-9.9 MIN
Chance Comanche C 19 0 57 107 .533
Justin Simon SG 22 0 63 182 .346
AVG 1-4.9 MIN
Jacob Hazzard PG 6 0 11 19 .579
Paulo Cruz SG 5 0 -3 12 -.250
TOTAL TEAM 30 3643 6125 .595

PRODUCTIVITY REPORT
ARIZONA PAC-10/12
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR:

Name (Year) G S PP MIN PR
Derrick Williams (2011) 38 38 1190 1141 1.043
Sean Elliott (1989) 33 33 1128 1125 1.003
Chris Mills (1993) 28 28 838 870 .963
Sean Elliott (1988) 38 38 1167 1249 .934
D. Stoudamire (1995) 30 30 964 1092 .883
Mike Bibby (1998) 35 35 905 1124 .805
Jason Terry (1999) 29 29 877 1107 .792
Nick Johnson (2014) 38 38 848 1254 .676

Previous vs. Stanford:
ARIZONA 71, STANFORD 57
PRODUCTIVITY RATING

* — STARTERS

Player Pos PP MIN PR
*Ryan Anderson PF 31 31 1.000
*Kaleb Tarczewski C 21 21 1.000
Dusan Ristic C 13 17 .765
*Mark Tollefsen SF 21 35 .600
*Gabe York SG 19 37 .514
*Kadeem Allen PG 14 33 .424
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG -8 18 -.444
LESS THAN 10 MIN
Justin Simon SG -2 8 -.250
TOTAL TEAM 109 200 .545

Previous game:
ARIZONA 64, CAL 61
PRODUCTIVITY RATING

* — STARTERS

Player Pos PP MIN PR
*Ryan Anderson PF 30 32 .938
*Gabe York SG 20 37 .541
*Kaleb Tarczewski C 17 35 .486
*Kadeem Allen PG 12 31 .387
*Allonzo Trier SG 4 32 .125
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 1 14 .071
LESS THAN 10 MIN
Mark Tollefsen SF 1 7 .143
Dusan Ristic C -3 9 -.333
Chance Comanche C -2 3 -667
TOTAL TEAM 80 200 .400

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HOW ARE THEY DOING?
Present power ranking of non-conference opponents Arizona has played according to KenPom.com.

Rank Opponent Rec Result Date
No.30 Gonzaga 23-7 UA/68-63 12/5/15
No.56 Providence 21-9 PC/69-65 11/27/15
No.83 Boise St 20-10 UA/88-76 11/19/15
No.83 Boise St 20-10 UA/68-59 11/29/15
No.102 L.Beach St 17-13 UA/85-70 12/22/15
No.112 UNLV 17-13 UA/82-70 12/19/15
No.120 Fresno St 21-9 UA/85-72 12/9/15
No.172 Missouri 10-20 UA/88-52 12/13/15
No.238 Pacific 8-20 UA/79-61 11/13/15
No.251 Santa Clara 11-19 UA/75-73(OT) 11/26/15
No.327 NW State 8-19 UA/61-42 11/22/15
No.338 Bradley 5-27 UA/90-60 11/16/15
No.339 NAU 5-23 UA/92-37 12/16/15

PAC-12 POMEROY RATINGS
Present RPI ranking of Pac-12 teams according to KenPom.com.

Rank Opponent Ovr P12 Pomeroy
No.16 Arizona 23-7 11-6 .8937
No.18 Oregon 24-6 13-4 .8919
No.22 California 21-9 11-6 .8817
No.25 Utah 23-7 12-5 .8762
No.51 USC 20-10 9-8 .7968
No.59 UCLA 15-15 6-11 .7673
No.61 Oregon St. 17-11 8-9 .7629
No.62 Colorado 21-9 10-7 .7611
No.68 Washington 17-13 9-9 .7441
No.84 Stanford 15-13 8-9 .7162
No.92 Arizona St. 15-15 5-12 .7035
No.192 Washington St. 9-21 1-17 .4386

ARIZONA’S 1,000-POINT SCORERS
Overall

Player Years Points
Ryan Anderson 2011-16 1742
Kadeem Allen 2012-16 1673
Mark Tollefsen 2012-16 1242
Kaleb Tarczewski 2012-16 1149
Gabe York 2012-16 1065

Before Arizona
Player School Points
Kadeem Allen Hutchinson (Kan.) JC 1425
Ryan Anderson Boston College 1282
Mark Tollefsen San Francisco 1006

1987-88 (by end of that season)
Player Years Points
Sean Elliott 1985-88 1820
Tom Tolbert 1986-88 1495
Steve Kerr 1983-88 1445
Craig McMillan 1984-88 1174
Anthony Cook 1985-88 1012

Before Arizona
Player School Points
Tom Tolbert UC Irvine/Cerritos JC 541

THREE-POINT GOALS SEASON

FG Player Season
120 Salim Stoudamire 2004-05
114 Steve Kerr 1987-88
112 Damon Stoudamire 1994-95
106 Jason Gardner 2001-02
93 Damon Stoudamire 1993-94
85 Khalid Reeves 1993-94
79 Gabe York 2015-16
78 Salim Stoudamire 2003-04
77 Mike Bibby 1997-98
76 Jason Terry 1998-99
76 Jason Gardner 2000-01

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ARIZONA’S TOP SCORING CENTERS
Rank: Overall school ranking.

Rank Name Years Points
2. Bob Elliott 1973-77 2131
9. Channing Frye 2001-05 1789
14. Anthony Cook 1985-89 1590
15. Sean Rooks 1988-92 1497
25. Frank Smith 1979-83 1329
32. Jordan Hill 2006-09 1208
39. Kaleb Tarczewski 2012-16 1149
43. A.J. Bramlett 1995-99 1098
44. Joseph Blair 1992-96 1086
52. Ed Stokes 1989-93 984

MOST CAREER REBOUNDS

Reb Player Years
1190 Al Fleming 1973-76
1083 Bob Elliott 1974-77
975 Channing Frye 2001-05
861 Anthony Cook 1986-89
837 Kaleb Tarczewski 2013-16
837 Bill Reeves 1954-57
832 Michael Wright 1998-2001
824 Ernie McCray 1957-60
817 A.J. Bramlett 1996-99
808 Sean Elliott 1986-89

MOST CAREER VICTORIES IN GAMES PLAYED
Note: Gabe York is at 103 wins.

Player Years Wins
Matt Muehlebach 1988-91 109
Kaleb Tarczewski 2012–16 108
Jason Gardner 2000-03 107
Matt Othick 1989-92 106
Anthony Cook 1986-89 105
Sean Elliott 1986-89 105
Jud Buechler 1987-90 105
Jordin Mayes 2011-14 105
Sean Rooks 1989-92 104
Khalid Reeves 1991-94 104
Reggie Geary 1993-96 104
Michael Dickerson 1995-98 104

MOST CAREER STARTS

Starts Player Years
135 Jason Gardner 2000-03
133 Sean Elliott 1986-89
129 Mustafa Shakur 2004-07
129 Solomon Hill 2010-13
127 Kaleb Tarczewski 2013-16
123 Anthony Cook 1986-89
119 Channing Frye 2002-05
119 Kyle Fogg 2009-12
117 Salim Stoudamire 2002-05
109 Craig McMillan 1985-88

THREE-POINT FIELD GOALS CAREER

FG G Player Years
342 129 Salim Stoudamire 2001-05
318 136 Jason Gardner 1999-2003
272 123 Damon Stoudamire 1992-95
210 120 Gabe York 2012-present
193 129 Jason Terry 1996-99
193 139 Kyle Fogg 2008-12
191 129 Matt Othick 1989-92
190 100 Chase Budinger 2006-09
186 128 Khalid Reeves 1991-94
176 114 Miles Simon 1994-98

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ARIZONA SCHEDULE/PRODUCTIVITY RESULTS
*-John Wooden Legacy in Fullerton/Anaheim (Calif.)

Date Opponent Results TeamPR Productivity Leader Pos PP MIN PR
March 3 Cal 64-61 (W) .400 Ryan Anderson PF 30 32 .938
Feb. 27 at Utah 70-64 (L) .405 Chance Comanche C 9 11 .818
Feb. 24 at Colorado 75-72 (L) .610 Ryan Anderson PF 32 32 1.000
Feb. 17 ASU 99-61 (W) .825 Allonzo Trier SG 34 24 1.417
Feb. 14 USC 86-78 (W) .675 Mark Tollefsen SF 23 21 1.095
Feb. 12 UCLA 81-75 (W) .570 Kaleb Tarczewski C 25 28 .893
Feb. 6 at Washington 77-72 (W) .505 Ryan Anderson PF 41 33 1.242
Feb. 3 at Washington St. 79-64 (W) .575 Ryan Anderson PF 52 32 1.625
Jan. 30 Oregon St. 80-63 (W) .655 Dusan Ristic C 11 12 .917
Jan. 28 Oregon 83-75 (L) .545 Ryan Anderson PF 38 32 1.188
Jan. 23 at California 74-73 (L) .525 Dusan Ristic C 18 18 1.000
Jan. 21 at Stanford 71-57 (W) .606 Ryan Anderson PF 31 31 1.000
Jan. 16 Washington St. 90-66 (W) .695 Ryan Anderson PF 30 24 1.250
Jan. 14 Washington 99-67 (W) .870 Ryan Anderson PF 38 25 1.520
Jan. 9 at USC 103-101 (4OT) (L) .453 Dusan Ristic C 15 18 .833
Jan. 7 at UCLA 87-84 (L) .630 Kaleb Tarczewski C 29 24 1.208
Jan. 3 at ASU 94-82 (W) .740 Gabe York SG 34 30 1.133
Dec. 22 Long Beach State 85-70 (W) .665 Allonzo Trier SG 29 31 .935
Dec. 19 UNLV 82-70 (W) .650 Dusan Ristic C 30 25 1.200
Dec. 16 NAU 92-37 (W) .860 Ryan Anderson PF 38 19 2.000
Dec. 13 Missouri 88-52 (W) .700 Ryan Anderson PF 28 24 1.667
Dec. 9 Fresno State 85-72 (W) .595 Allonzo Trier SG 42 33 1.273
Dec. 5 at Gonzaga 68-63 (W) .450 Allonzo Trier SG 27 35 .771
Nov. 29 *Boise State 68-59 (W) .485 Kadeem Allen PG 23 25 .920
Nov. 27 *Providence 69-65 (L) .410 Ryan Anderson PF 44 32 1.375
Nov. 26 *Santa Clara 75-73 OT (W) .436 Ryan Anderson PF 27 36 .750
Nov. 22 Northwestern State 61-42 (W) .440 Gabe York SG 21 26 .750
Nov. 19 Boise State 88-76 (W) .695 Parker Jackson-Cartwright PG 23 18 1.278
Nov. 16 Bradley 90-60 (W) .710 Allonzo Trier SG 43 23 1.870
Nov. 13 Pacific 79-61 (W) .595 Ryan Anderson PF 40 26 1.538

ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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